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Bolivia: UN urges calm, ahead of Sunday’s general elections
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
Bolivia: UN urges calm, ahead of Sunday’s general elections
UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged the country’s political and social actors, as well as State institutions, to commit to the holding of peaceful elections, his spokesperson on Friday. He encouraged all actors to respect the electoral process, in particular the final results of the vote.Read Full Article ...
 
UN condemns Armenia's attack on civilians in Azerbaijan's Ganja
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
UN condemns Armenia's attack on civilians in Azerbaijan's Ganja
The Armenian missile strikes late on Friday hit busy areas in and around the city centre of Ganja. (AA) The United Nations has condemned the merciless attack o...
 
UN: Necessary But Reformed – Analysis
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
UN: Necessary But Reformed – Analysis
By Manjeev Puri* Prime Minister Modi spoke at the UN twice in recent days. One was at a commemorative meeting on the 75 th anniversary of its founding. The oth...
 
UN’s decolonisation agenda to remain incomplete without Kashmir settlement
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
UN’s decolonisation agenda to remain incomplete without Kashmir settlement
Pakistan has told the UN that it’s decolonization agenda would remain incomplete without settling the Kashmir dispute on the basis of Security Council resoluti...
 
Yemen's warring sides complete major prisoner swap The deal, brokered by the United Nations, was mor
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
Yemen's warring sides complete major prisoner swap The deal, brokered by the United Nations, was mor
Opposing sides in Yemen's ongoing conflict completed a UN-brokered prisoner exchange on Friday, the largest such swap in the five-year conflict. More than 1,00...
 
Fresh Attacks, Finger-Pointing Further Dampen Hopes Of End To Azerbaijani-Armenian Fighting
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
Fresh Attacks, Finger-Pointing Further Dampen Hopes Of End To Azerbaijani-Armenian Fighting
. By RFE/RL October 16, 2020. New clashes were reported on October 16 between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in and around the breakaway region at the center ...
 
UN chief welcomes further release of detainees in Yemen
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
UN chief welcomes further release of detainees in Yemen
New York United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the further release of detainees in Yemen, noting that prisoner exchange is proof that breakthroughs can be achieved through dialogue and compromise. "The secretary-general welcomes the further release of detainees by the Yemeni....Read Full Article ...
 
UN secretary-general: A hypermarket CEO Dian Wirengjurit
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
UN secretary-general: A hypermarket CEO Dian Wirengjurit
Just recently, 105 heads of state and 45 prime ministers from across the world addressed the first virtual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting. The ...
 
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
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David Shearer, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, briefs members of the Security Council on the situation in South Sudan. The latest quarterl...
 
News : Corruption represents ‘ultimate betrayal’ of public trust: UN Chief Guterres [16/10/2020
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
News : Corruption represents ‘ultimate betrayal’ of public trust: UN Chief Guterres [16/10/2020
Corruption is not only a crime but immoral and the “ultimate betrayal” of public trust, the UN Secretary-General has said, calling on everyone to work together...
 
As cat and mouse intensifies, PM defiant and rallies support from allies
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
As cat and mouse intensifies, PM defiant and rallies support from allies
October 16, 2020: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha seems to still have the support of his coalition allies, for now, with top coalition partners flanking him a...
 
UN chief calls for swift action following attacks on peacekeepers in Mali
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
UN chief calls for swift action following attacks on peacekeepers in Mali
BAMAKO — Authorities in Mali are being urged to act swiftly to apprehend those responsible for two separate attacks on Thursday against peacekeepers serving wi...
 
Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Oct. 16
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Oct. 16
ISTANBUL -- Turkish police detained 14 people in Istanbul over their suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group, local media reported on Friday. ...
 
Corruption represents ‘ultimate betrayal’ of public trust, says Guterres
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
Corruption represents ‘ultimate betrayal’ of public trust, says Guterres
NEW YORK, USA – Corruption is not only a crime but immoral and the “ultimate betrayal” of public trust, the UN secretary-general has said, calling on everyone ...
 
Global TB progress at risk, says WHO
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
Global TB progress at risk, says WHO
GENEVA, Switzerland — Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries were making steady progress in tackling tuberculosis (TB), with a 9 percent reduction in i...
 
Chinese prescription for poverty reduction
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
Chinese prescription for poverty reduction
Farmers pick chrysanthemums in Lianzhu Village of Nantong Township, Quzhou County, north China's Hebei Province, on Oct ober 16, 2020. More than 130 hectares o...
 
Union Minister U Kyaw Tin discusses with United Nations Special Representative of Secretary-General
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
Union Minister U Kyaw Tin discusses with United Nations Special Representative of Secretary-General
Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin held discussions with the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children a...
 
Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Oct. 17
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Oct. 17
LOS ANGELES -- U.S. President Donald Trump has approved California's request for a Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the state's emergency response to wild...
 
Science - Environment - Nature
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
Science - Environment - Nature
GENEVA From the Arctic to the Alps a hot summer had a significant impact on ice shelves and glaciers in the northern hemisphere, with this year's season hit by...
 
Reflections on the Future of Peacekeeping Operations
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
Reflections on the Future of Peacekeeping Operations
The prospects for UN peacekeeping—indeed of peace operations—are inseparable from those of the UN as an organization.Read Full Article ...
 
Welcoming Further Release of Detainees in Yemen, Secretary-General Says Prisoner Exchange is Proof B
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
Welcoming Further Release of Detainees in Yemen, Secretary-General Says Prisoner Exchange is Proof B
SG/SM/20345. The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General welcomes the further re...
 
News Desk
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Saturday, 17 October 2020
News Desk
LAHORE - Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security and Strategic Policy Planning, Dr Moeed Yusuf says India is stuck in a difficult position...
 
Welcoming Further Release of Detainees in Yemen, Secretary-General Says Prisoner Exchange is Proof B
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Friday, 16 October 2020
Welcoming Further Release of Detainees in Yemen, Secretary-General Says Prisoner Exchange is Proof B
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General welcomes the further release of deta...
 
UN chief welcomes further release of detainees in Yemen
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Friday, 16 October 2020
UN chief welcomes further release of detainees in Yemen
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday welcomed the further release of detainees in Yemen, noting that...
 
Roundup: Italy marks World Food Day, anniversary of FAO
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Friday, 16 October 2020
Roundup: Italy marks World Food Day, anniversary of FAO
ROME, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- World Food Day was marked across Italy with both colorful and serious events plus tributes to the Rome-based United Nations Food and ...
 
Syria: Humanitarians ‘very concerned’ for thousands still living in Al Hol camp
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Friday, 16 October 2020
Syria: Humanitarians ‘very concerned’ for thousands still living in Al Hol camp
Humanitarians are “very concerned” about the plight of more than 64,000 people living in the restive Al Hol camp in northeast Syria, the UN Spokesperson told j...
 
Violence, COVID-19, contribute to rising humanitarian needs in the Sahel
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Friday, 16 October 2020
Violence, COVID-19, contribute to rising humanitarian needs in the Sahel
A surge in armed violence, coupled with the economic and social fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, are contributing to worsening conditions for children in th...
 
‘We want justice for these girls’: the Kenyan helpline for victims of gender violence
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Friday, 16 October 2020
‘We want justice for these girls’: the Kenyan helpline for victims of gender violence
Around four million girls worldwide suffer female genital mutilation every year. Although it is forbidden in Kenya, COVID-19 has led some families to revive it...
 
Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Oct. 16
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Friday, 16 October 2020
Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Oct. 16
ISTANBUL -- Turkish police detained 14 people in Istanbul over their suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group, local media reported on Friday. ...
 
World: Remarks by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore at the High-Level Special Event on Streng
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Friday, 16 October 2020
World: Remarks by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore at the High-Level Special Event on Streng
Distinguished guests, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of everyone at UNICEF, I extend my thanks to the Committee on World Food Security for bringin...
 
MIL-OSI United Nations: Welcoming Further Release of Detainees in Yemen, Secretary-General Says Pris
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Friday, 16 October 2020
MIL-OSI United Nations: Welcoming Further Release of Detainees in Yemen, Secretary-General Says Pris
Source: United Nations 4. The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General welcomes t...
 
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